Research suggests that certain foods can help us fight stress.
The great news is some of the foods can be Juiced or eaten as snacks.
Here are some excerpts from an article I found on Fox News:
“Fish, like salmon (a great source of omega-3 fatty acids and B vitamins) or tuna (high in vitamins B6 and B12) are great low-fat sources of the stress-fighting B vitamins. Salmon can also help boost serotonin levels.”
“When you need a snack, reach for almonds. Sometimes, just eating something crunchy can help you de-stress. Nutritionally, almonds are loaded with vitamins B12 and E, magnesium and zinc. Vitamin E can help fight damage-causing free radicals, especially those that cause heart disease.”
I enjoy snacking on almonds almost daily. I usually eat them late in the afternoon to bridge the gap between lunch and dinner.
“Walnuts are also a great snack, as they have been shown to help lower blood pressure. This can be critical for those with high stress, adrenaline-fueled days.”
“If you’re craving something sweet, try dark chocolate. It’s high in flavonoids, which help you relax, and phenethylamine, which helps enhance your mood. Studies have also shown that eating small amounts of dark chocolate each day can help reduce levels of cortisol, one of the main stress hormones produced in the body.”
“Blueberries are also a great high-fiber, low-calorie option to satisfy your sweet tooth. They are loaded with antioxidants and vitamin C, both of which help counteract the effects of stress on your body.”
I recently wrote an article on how berries can improve heart health…check it out here
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